By TYLER OHMANN Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com After the full page ad that the Minnesota Child Protection League ran in the Star Tribune Sunday that read in part, “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter. Are you OK with that?” the debate over the Minnesota State High School League’s discussion of transgender participation in [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer After several years of unavailability, Budget Blinds of Brainerd is back in business. Recently reopened by Michael, Jane and Jordan Larsen, the company is serving all of Morrison County and both the St. Cloud and the Brainerd Lakes areas. The Budget Blinds franchise had one huge attraction. “The business model with [...]

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There will be a severe weather exercise today, Tuesday, Sept. 30, on Camp Ripley from 9 a.m. to noon. The exercise will give emergency responders on Camp Ripley an opportunity to practice their emergency response skills and drills. Visitors coming on to Camp Ripley may notice emergency vehicles responding to weather related practice scenarios. Normal services [...]

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By Patrick Slack Reporter It doesn’t matter the deficit. Little Falls proved, once again, it is never out of a game. After trailing 21-6 at halftime, the visiting Flyers scored 22 unanswered points, including 20 in the fourth quarter, as it shocked St. Cloud Cathedral 28-21. The Crusaders controlled the opening quarter, building a 14-0 [...]

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By Patrick Slack Reporter Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted averaged 30 points its first three games of the season. Its fourth game? Not so much. Pierz’ defense swallowed up anything and everything the Lakers could offer up, leading to a 33-0 home shutout as the Pioneers moved to 4-0 on the year, Sept. 19. Senior Robbie Skiba continued [...]

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Five dancers from the Little Falls area will fly to Tampa, Fla., Dec. 28, to perform in the 2015 Outback Bowl as members of the Little Falls Outback group. The girls range in age from 7 – 17 years old and are working toward raising funds to make this trip a reality. To help raise [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Area librarians and other reading enthusiasts have joined together to promote “a community read.” “We wanted a local project to celebrate the literary arts and to promote literacy,” said co-chair JoAnn Dahl, Pierz Elementary School librarian. “We thought, ‘let’s make this happen here.’ The project makes a strong statement that our community [...]

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By Eric Beuning, Correspondent There’s something new prowling at the Pine Grove Zoo and it isn’t just the young bear exhibit. This year the Zoo will be hosting its first annual Zoo Fest Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For the previous 12 years the Zoo hosted a Zoo Boo event for Halloween. [...]

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